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9:40 AM ET, March 6, 2013


 Top News: 
Exclusive: Apple's Cook, music mogul Iovine discuss new music service  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, on a potential partnership involving Beats …
Felix Salmon:
The problem with online freelance journalism  —  Nate Thayer caused quite a stir in the Twittersphere this morning when he published the email correspondence between himself and Olga Khazan, an editor at the Atlantic.  Khazan had seen Thayer's 4,300-word piece for North Korea News about …
James Bennet / The Atlantic:
From James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic  —  Atlantic staff journalists write most of the stories on our sites.  When we publish original, reported work by freelancers, we pay them.  Our freelance rates vary, depending on the kind of work involved.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
People Writing For Free On The Internet Is An Enormous Boon To Society
Discussion: @tomgara and Big News
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
News Corp. Has a Tablet for Schools  —  For nearly two years, Joel I. Klein helped Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation weather a phone-hacking scandal at the company's British tabloids with the promise that he would eventually be able to return to the role the company hired him for …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Meet the first class: Six media startups get accelerated into Silicon Valley by Matter  —  Matter, the startup accelerator focused on media entrepreneurs, just launched its first class, which includes startups focused on interactive publishing, video analytics, and audio storytelling.
Discussion: GigaOM, TechCrunch and The Next Web
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Nast's Answer to Programmatic Buying  —  Condé Nast has introduced a new digital marketing product, one of its first since the company overhauled its corporate sales group last summer to tap into potential growth in online advertising.  —  The new product …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Next Issue Media, AKA Netflix For Magazines, Hits Windows 8, Targets 1 Million User Mark  —  The next few months will be big for Next Issue Media.  On Wednesday, the digital magazine service goes live on Windows 8 devices, adding the third leg to a stool that already contains the iPad and Android tablets.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
New Dish, New Media Update  —  We're on the verge of our first 30 days with the meter installed and this is the result:  —  Your subscriptions totaled $100,000 in 30 days.  We're psyched, even though we remain $270,000 below our 12-month goal to keep the Dish as it is.
Discussion: @hartpandrew and @jeffisraely
Zev Chafets / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive Excerpt: Roger Ailes Off Camera  —  Roger Ailes is one of the most powerful—and controversial—characters in television media, pilloried by critics and many in the mainstream media and lionized by conservative viewers who can't get enough of his posse of charismatic hosts.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism  —  At the Launch Conference in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Calacanis about everything from his experience at Twitter and the rise …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Lindsey Kratochwill / Fast Company:
Roku 3 Gets Faster, Makes It Easier To Find Shows, And Plugs Headphones Into The Remote  —  While Apple TV remains a hobby, Roku streams ahead with updated hardware and a user interface primed for discovery.  —  Apple TV might own the rumor-mill in the world of smart TVs, and other major brands are starting to introduce Internet TVs.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why retail apps should worry publishers  —  From Best Buy to CVS and from Kroger to Macy's, the biggest buyers of newspaper advertising have launched sophisticated smartphone apps to establish increasingly direct and profitable relationships with individual customers.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Growing Forces in Mobile  —  As seen last week in Barcelona, the mobile industry is red hot.  The media sector will have to work harder to capture its share of that growth.  —  The 2013 edition of the Mobile World Congress held last week in Barcelona was as large as the biggest auto-show in the world …
Bobbie Whiteman / Variety:
Hugo Chavez Dead: Media See No End to Tough Control … Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday but with his anointed successors, Vice President Nicolas Maduro or National Assembly prexy Diosdado Cabello, likely to take over, Venezuelan media can expect the same strong-arm tactics …
Mike Allen / @mikeallen:
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform to get BBC's iPlayer  —  The BBC has announced it is to bring iPlayer to the Windows Phone platform.  —  Handsets running Microsoft's mobile operating system cannot currently access the catch-up TV and radio service.  —  Rather than create a native app …
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Carol Pogash / New York Times:
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email
Discussion: App Advice and CNET
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Pandora Gains Access to $14 Billion Radio Ad-Sales Market
Discussion: Adweek and Billboard
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:
The Kernel, European Tech Publication, Shuts Down After Tempestuous Short Life
Discussion: Guardian and The Kernel
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
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Jon Stewart to Take Summer Break from ‘Daily Show’ to Direct a Movie
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